Frequently Asked Questions

Who is a Course Director?

The Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) course director (CD) is a credentialed or licensed hearing loss-prevention specialist. CDs are responsible for coordinating and conducting CAOHC-approved, assessment-based certificate training courses for Occupational Hearing Conservationists working as team members in hearing loss-prevention programs.

CDs are credentialed or licensed in audiology, industrial hygiene, occupational health nursing, otolaryngology, occupational medicine, noise-control engineering or safety, and have demonstrated expertise in hearing loss prevention.

To become a certified CD, you must satisfy CAOHC's professional criteria, including completion of an 8-hour CAOHC CD Workshop. Certified CDs maintain their professional credentials throughout a 5-year certification period. Refer to the ABOUT section for details on how to become certified as a CD.